Referring the emperor Guang Yi exist many stories about. He seemed so busy with GO that he hardly had any time left for his concubines. Some stories even made their way into the literature.
For example, [Pu SongLing] wrote in “Liao Zhai Zhi Yi” ([Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio]) that there was a ghost who loved Go so much that he lost his life over it. One day, the ghost couldnt find any body to play Go with in Hell, so he decided to look for a Go partner among the living. As soon as he started the game, he couldnt stop playing. When the morning came, this ghost was arrested by the Hell guards and as a punishment, he was thrown into the 18th Hell, with no chance for reincarnation. This ghost loved Go so much that he lost his life.
Pu wrote a poem in Liao Zhai Zhi Yi to record this incident:
“For him who spent all day on one game of Go.
For him who neglected his daily job.
Dont feel sorry for him who gave up his life over a hobby.
His fate was decided before his game was.“
(Source: [Weiqui Stories])